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C# Data Structures and Algorithms by Marcin Jamro

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Data types

While developing applications in the C# language, you could use various data types, which are divided into two groups, namely value types and reference types. The difference between them is very simple—a variable of a value type directly contains data, while a variable of a reference type just stores a reference to data, as shown as follows:

As you can see, a Value type stores its actual Value directly in the Stack memory, while a Reference type only stores a Reference here. The actual value is located in the Heap memory. Therefore, it is also possible to have two or more variables of a reference type that reference exactly the ...

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